Writing and Editing in the Media

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Writing and Editing in the Media

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Media Studies, Radio - Television - Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    FAM1000S and FAM1001F, or at the discretion of the Head of Department.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The course serves as an introduction to journalism and will expose students to theoretical and practical aspects
    of media production. By the end of this course students should be able to demonstrate good writing and editing skills; an understanding of print, broadcast and online media practices; an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of these media practices and a more specialised understanding of certain aspects of media production through seminarparticipation.

    DP requirements: Completion of all written assignments and regular attendance. Students who
    miss more than two seminars will lose their DPs.

    Assessment: Seminar 50%, class tests 20%, a two-hour examination 30%.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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